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Representative Abdelnasser Rashid (D)
21st District

Photograph of  Representative  Abdelnasser Rashid (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 21st District
242A-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5280
District Office:
6901 W. Cermak Road
Berwyn, IL  60402
(708) 956-7563

Years served: January 2023 - Present

Committee assignments: Approp- Health & Human Services; Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT; Economic Opportunity & Equity; Energy & Environment; Housing; Trans: Regulations, Roads & Bridges; Small Business, Tech Innovation; Environmental Justice Subcommittee.

Biography: Abdelnasser Rashid’s career has been focused on fighting for working families and building a strong middle class. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His legislative priorities include property tax relief, affordable housing, environmental protection and consumer protection. He is a former Deputy Chief of Staff to Cook County Clerk David Orr, former Field Director, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for Mayor, and former Illinois Deputy State Director, Bernie Sanders for President. Rashid is the first Palestinian-American to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives. He lives in Bridgeview with his wife and three children.

Associated Representative(s): Mike Porfirio